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Alwoodley Parish Council is looking for enthusiastic and committed people to join us in continuing to improve the Parish of Alwoodley.

 You would need to regularly attend the monthly meetings of the Parish Council.

 Take an active part in our work, joining Working Parties involved in various ongoing and new projects.

 Internet access is advisable as a lot of our work is done by email between meetings.

 We welcome your ideas and suggestions to improve the area for the benefit of all our residents.

 Don't worry if you have no experience – we didn't either when we started! Introductory training courses are available for new Councillors.

 The important qualities are commitment and common sense. A sense of humour and patience can be great assets, too, for those times when we come up against red tape.

Alwoodley Parish Council is NON-POLITICAL,            NON-RELIGIOUS and we welcome people         from all walks of life.


Why not come along to one of our meetings to see us in action and have a chat with us  afterwards  to find out more. Or write to us giving a few details about yourself, explaining why you would like to join us and your ideas for the future of Alwoodley Parish.

by email:

by post:

The Clerk,

Alwoodley Parish Council, Alwoodley Community Hall,

60 The Avenue, Leeds LS17 7NZ

Next meeting: Monday 7th September 2015 at 7.30pm at the above address.

Certain conditions apply: You must be at least 18 years old, a UK or commonwealth citizen, a citizen of the Republic of Ireland or another Member State of the EU. You must be an elector of Alwoodley Parish Council or for the last 12 months worked in the parish or or lived in the parish or within 3 miles of the boundary or have occupied land or other premises in the parish (either as tenant or owner).

Fancy helping to recreate a bit of Alwoodley History?

A cricket match on Boxing Day? Sounds odd doesn’t it ? But once Alwoodley was famous for a regular fixture. On the Internet you might find a comment from a former resident from 1933 to 1957 who says:-

‘Our other regular entertainment was watching Alwoodley Cricket Club, in particular their Boxing Day Charity match against Yorkshire County Players. Fun Days!’

And one Parish Councillor remembers attending a match!

Can we have a Boxing Day match again?

The Parish Council when awarding a grant to Old Leo’s Cricket Club asked about the possibility of the match being resumed but was told:-

With regard to the possibility of staging a cricket match on Boxing Day, I have now had the opportunity to speak to the cricket club. One of our more senior members seems to recall that it was our neighbours at Alwoodley CC who staged the game, although I have been a member for 35 years and it was before my time!

Sadly I think that it is extremely unlikely that we would be able to organise a match on Boxing Day. The main reason is that our ground drains very badly and in the middle of winter it resembles a swamp, so is highly unlikely to be fit for even a very friendly game of cricket.

The other reason is that sadly times have changed and I suspect that we would struggle with player availability - there is a Sunday cup competition in our league which we no longer enter because we can't raise a side. I suspect that even the players were willing (which I doubt), there would be a host of family commitments that would prevent it from happening.’

So can a site in the Parish be identified for such a match? Is there any one who is willing to organise it again? And is there anyone willing to play and against who?

Any suggestions & particularly any offers would be welcomed.

Please contact our Clerk.